What are you drinking now?

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  1. kenny1999

    kenny1999 Notebook Evangelist

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    Then what does it mean by the year stated on the bottle of red wines if nothing better will happen over years
     
  2. Maleko48

    Maleko48 Notebook Evangelist

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    Some years the grapes that make up the wine taste better than others because they derive their flavor based on the weather patterns they experience during that particular growing season. Droughts, floods, cold fronts, heat waves all contribute to the flavor in addition to the soil makeup itself too. I find slightly older wines might get a *little bit* smoother but it's nothing like aging whiskey.

    My favorite red wine tasted amazing in 2014 but there are rarely any bottles from that year left at the store these days. Whenever I see them though, I snap them up, lol.

    So in short, it's not the age of the wine necessarily but the particular year that matters.
     
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